Detroit has officially added its name to the list of names that hope to host the College Football Playoff in the coming seasons, according to CollegeFootballTalk.com. The Motor City is expected to submit an official bid and will be the ninth team to do so.
Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com initially reported on the Motor City entering the bidding through his Twitter. The Motor City hopes to host one of the three championship games for the 2018-2020 College Football Playoff inside its 65,000 seat Ford Field.
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) May 13, 2015
The stadium is home to the NFL’s Detroit Lions and has hosted the MAC Football Championship since 2004. Ford Field has also hosted multiple events such as Super Bowl XL in 2006, WWE’s WrestleMania 23 in 2007, the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and NCAA Frozen Four.
With the report, Indianapolis, Pasadena, New York City, and Orlando have all dropped out of the race to serve as the host of the 2018-2020 College Football Playoff. According to the Detroit Free Press, a Rose Bowl committee member told the Los Angeles Times: “Host cities are required to underwrite the bid, which may range from $13 million to $20 million, in the next bid cycle.”
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